Skip to comments.Paul Ryan says reversal of DADT repeal is step in wrong direction
Posted on 09/24/2012 9:07:08 PM PDT by BurningOak
MIAMI -- One year after the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that barred openly gay and lesbian service members from serving in the military, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in an interview with WPTV NewsChannel 5 that the controversial policy should not be reinstated.
"Now that it's done, we should not reverse it," Ryan told WPTV NewsChannel 5 during a visit to Miami. "I think that would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves."
Ryan was one of 160 Republicans and 15 Democrats in the House of Representatives to vote against the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" in 2010.
"I talked to a lot of good friends of mine who are combat leaders in the theater and they just didn't think the timing of this was right to do this when our troops were in the middle of harm's way in combat," Ryan said. "I think this issue is past us. It's done. And, I think we need to move on."
The comment came after progressive groups criticized Ryan, the candidate for vice president, for an appearance at the 2012 Values Voters Summit and accused him of being "out of step" with the views of young Americans.
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I agree with you. Yet here we are.
I am sorry about that, I read the context of your post wrong. You were in that “This is the reality of the situation” mode.
Heh. I tend to have no other mode!
I don’t know what you are talking about. I was talking about the Navy being PC in general.
The reason he got out had a bit to do with unit cohesiveness. But, it also had a great deal to do with the Navy giving the best assignments to those pilots who didn’t make the grades. They were being “fair.”
My husband went to the PAC fleet right out of the training command. So, what good was it for him, career wise, to accept anything less for his next tour of duty? Even though he had the best fitness reports among his peers?
He was offered an accelerated promotion in rank...two years early...if he would stay in. It’s too bad that the best pilots left the Navy during that time due to PC thinking on their part.
Then you have no opinion and don't know what you are talking about.
In the Navy, we had very effective ways of resolving these types of issues.